On Being Picked
- May 6, 2013
- Posted by: Rochelle
- Category: Big Idea, Fees + Revenue, Personal Brand
I can still vividly recall the moment when a boss—think snarky, entitled despot—decided to pitch a screaming hissy fit. (I was hard at work on Plan B when he got himself fired instead. Karma, baby, karma.)
So it’s his face that popped up like Freddie Krueger in my head when I read Seth Godin’s piece on being picked.
You own the power to be picked. Not some critic, not Charlie Rose or Oprah or an editor at your dream media outlet. You.
You get to define your best work.
You get to decide who deserves to experience it.
You get to pick the platform.
You get to build the business model that will let you thrive.
How thrilling is that?
There has never been another time in history when literally anyone, from anywhere, at any time can hatch an idea that will change the world.
This is not the time to shy away.
Read Seth’s piece. And ask yourself. Am I waiting for a gatekeeper to anoint my work or am I doing the picking?
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